On This Day

What Happened on December 3, 1980

Historical Events

  • Don Sutton, the winningest pitcher in Los Angeles Dodgers history, signs a 4-year contract with Houston; Astros career shortened by a patellar fracture; returns to Dodgers in 1988 after stints with 3 other MLB clubs
  • NY Federal jury finds Reps Thompson D-NJ & Murphy, D-NY, guilty

Famous Birthdays

  • Anna Chlumsky, American actress (My Girl, Veep), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jenna Dewan, American actress

Famous Deaths

  • Oswald Mosley, British politician and founder of British Union of Fascists, dies at 84
1980 Highlights

About December 3, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 11 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Sagittarius